Based: Cape Town
There is something undeniably captivating about Digby and the Lullaby. Perhaps it’s their introspective honesty and uncomplicated melodies,or perhaps it’s the fact that their journey as a singer-songwriter duo swept them off their own feet and down the aisle. Most fans and critics, however, think it’s simply that these two complement each other perfectly
From Cape Town to New York, Rouchelle Hubsch (on piano and vocals), and Darren Peens (on guitar and vocals) have cast their indie-folk spell on audiences everywhere. Digby and the lullaby have a flair for intimate performances, and single out the theatre as their favourite place to play. “Theatres are irresistible,” smiles Rouchelle. “It makes our connection with the audience so real and tangible.”
Their live performances to date include shows at Kirstenbosch, The Chaplin in Port Elizabeth, Googies in New York, The Rhumbelow Theatre, Durban, Potters Place Jeffreys Bay, The Cash Store Port Elizabeth and for three years running: the prestigious Hilton Arts Festival in Durban, where extra seating had to be put in after their first performance. Fleur du Lys’ theatre manager, Ralph Piaden, remarked that Digby and the Lullaby were ‘the most complimented act’ in his theatre throughout the festival. They also recently scooped a Standard Bank Ovation Award at the 2014 National Arts Festival in Grahamstown.
Graham Ward (drummer, Paul McCartney, Tom Jones, Ray Charles) puts it best however, when he says, “The joy of hearing these two stays with you long after you leave.”
And the album? ‘The Somewhere Wind’ – produced in New York by Kieran Kelly (Angus and Julia Stone, Better Than Ezra) – has now officially been released and enjoyed by fans across the globe, take a listen here http://www.digbyandthelullaby.com/music/the-somewhere-wind-2/
And according to Graham Ward, “You will be hooked.”
“Digby and the Lullaby held their audience in suspended animation for two full sets. People walked out a bit wobbly on their feet. An unbroken wave of truth and love does that to you” – Gisele Turner, independent writer and editor.
“Having seen them win over the hearts of the Kirstenbosch Gardens crowd, it is clear that the two can perform in front of thousands of people” Therese Owen – Music Tonight